About the film
Village of Idiots
Release Date: June 19, 1999
|Slogan||:||«“Outsiders call Chelm the village of idiots,” Shmendrick explains, “but our rabbi said we were a city of natural geniuses, with our own way of figuring things out.”»|
|Production Companies||:||ONF | NFB|
|Director||:||Eugene Fedorenko, Rose Newlove|
Weary of daily life in his native village of Chelm, Shmendrik sets out on a quest for knowledge that brings him to a new Chelm, a place remarkably like the old Chelm, down to the chicken's reminiscent clucks. Based on a Jewish folk tale, Village of Idiots is the story of Shmendrik's new life and its uncanny closeness to his old life.